Interesting Rhinoceros Facts for Kids

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  • Rhinoceros are an endagered species
  • Rhinos can grow to be 6ft tall and 11ft long
  • They can weigh over 7,700 lbs
  • Rhinos are herbivores, plant eaters
  • Rhinos live in groups called herd or crash
  • Rhinos use their poop to communitcate with other rhinos
  • Rhinos have good hearing
  • Rhinos do not have good eyesight
  • Rhino’s have 3 toes on each foot
  • They are smart and easily trained
  • The average life span for a rhino is 35 years
  • A rhino’s horn is made compacted hair (keratin)
  • Rhinos are illegally poached for thier horn
  • A Rhino’s horn can be removed safely without killing them however poachers kill them anyway
  • There are 5 different types of Rhinos: Black Rhino, White Rhino, Indian Rhino, Javan Rhino and Sumatron Rhino
  • Black Rhinos are endangered.
  • There are around 4,000 Black Rhino’s left in the world
  • Black Rhinos live in Africia
  • Black Rhinos eat wood and Shurbs
  • Sumatran Rhinos are critically endangered
  • There are less than 200 Sumatran Rhino’s left in the world
  • Sumatran Rhino’s live in tropical forests in Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Sumatran Rhinos eat plants
  • White Rhinos live in savannah’s in Africa
  • There are about 17,500 White Rhinos left in the world
  • The white Rhinos are the biggest
  • White Rhinos are actually gray
  • White Rhinos eat grass
  • Javan Rhinos live in tropical forests in Indonesia
  • Javan Rhinos are critically endangered
  • There are less than 60 Javan Rhino’s left in the world
  • Javan Rhinos eat leaves and twigs
  • Indian Rhinos live in flood plains of India and Nepal
  • The IndianRhino is endangered
  • There are about 2,800 Indian Rhino’s left in the world
  • Indian Rhinos eat grasses